Mama June, mom of reality star and beauty pageant queen "Honey Boo Boo," has lost a whopping 120 pounds and six dress sizes.
The reality television star previously tipped the scales at 400 pounds, which is not a surprise to the many viewers of the show who watched Mama June whip up such family favorites as "sketti" -- spaghetti noodles topped with a sauce made by microwaving equal parts ketchup and butter. Mama June claimed that "sketti" was not only delicious, but budget-friendly as well, confiding that she often fed her family of six on about $80 a week.
Denying that she had any bariatric surgery or took any sort of medication to assist in her weight loss, June Shannon instead attributes her slim-down to being incredibly busy filming the TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, as well as making consistently smarter choices when it comes to food.
The "sketti" has been replaced by things like baked chicken, and the family's favorite snack of "fat cakes" (pre-packaged snack cakes) and cheese puffs have been replaced with fruit and cheese cubes. Mama June has also traded in the soda for water. She has even eliminated daughter Alana's (Honey Boo Boo) patented mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew they dubbed "Go-Go Juice." All in all, the changes have netted some big results, and, according to June, the entire family has shed some weight.
Mama June came under scrutiny after the airing of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo because of the dietary choices she made for her family, as well as her pride in the choices she made and her unwillingness to try and change or improve the nutritional value in her family's diet. In fact, a source told Star magazine that June encouraged daughter Alana to gain even more weight, claiming that, after her daughter lost some weight, "June totally freaked out -- she's terrified the family will lose their show if Alana gets skinny. She knows the main reason Alana is a celebrity is because she is overweight, and June won't jeopardize that."
But obviously, Mama June's attitude has changed as much as her body; she recently debuted her stunning weight loss by wearing a swimsuit to the beach during her family's vacation to Florida, proud of her new figure. In fact, June feels so great about her weight loss that she even engaged in a hip-wiggling rendition of the Chicken Dance on the beach with Alana.
The one body part people didn't see of Mama June was her infamous "forklift foot" -- a forklift accident apparently left her foot disfigured. Mama June always keeps it covered... which meant that she may have been proudly wearing a bathing suit on vacation, but that bathing suit was paired with socks.
(But if you want to see the "forklift foot" - you totally can by clicking here.)
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